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Country: USA (US) Sweden (SE)
Capital: Washington Stockholm
Population: 324 527 000 9 851 017
Area: 9 857 306 km2 450 295 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 610 billion $ 5,77 billion $
Percent of GDP: 3,1% 1,24%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1 281 900 30 000
Reserve personnel: 811 000 34 500
Available for military: 73 270 043 2 065 782

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 6 393 120
Armoured fighting vehicles: 41 760 2 719
Total artillery: 3 269 268
Self-propelled artillery: 950 48
Rocket artillery: 1 197 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 12 304 240
Fighter aircraft: 457 0
Multirole aircraf: 2 192 98
Attack aircraft: 587 0
Helicopters: 4 889 53

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Navy

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Total naval: 437 213
Aircraftcarriers: 20 0
Destroyers: 85 0
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 0 9
Submarines: 71 5

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Nuclear weapons

USA

The first country to develop and to military use nuclear warheads in the world. Everything started from the Manhattan project, a research that had one particular goal in focus – to develop and produce the first nuclear weapon. Americans were the first to wield such powerful weapon. Everything started in 1941, which is date of the beginning of Manhattan project. Since the end of the Second World War, United States became the leading country when it comes to possessing nuclear warheads and it lasted approximately to 1980s. We should also bear in mind that United States are also the only nation that ever used nuclear weapon in military conflict.

In 1960, the amount of warheads stored by Americans exceeded 30,000. However, it is worth to note that throughout the entire period of the so-called Cold War, USA managed to build approximately 70,000 nuclear warheads, what is more than all other countries with access to nuclear weapons combined. From the first test that happened in 1945 to this day, the USA conducted 1054 tests of atomic bombs. Still, as a result of introduced restrictions on the amount of warheads one state can possess, the current number has dropped to 6500 warheads. Noteworthy is also the fact that out of this number, United States deployed only 1600.

Sweden

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.

Sweden

18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47.